Carefully Plan a Budget with These Resourceful Apps

Are you looking for ways to easily manage your money, especially during such an uncertain time in our nation’s history? Getting a handle on your finances can be tough—no matter how much free time you currently have. That’s where budgeting apps come into play. Take a look at 3 of the best money management apps around.


Mint is one of the oldest and best-known budgeting apps. Owned by Intuit, the same company that makes Quickbooks and TurboTax, Mint offers an array of features to help you track and manage your money from a giant list of banks, credit card issuers, brokerages, lenders, and other financial institutions. It comes with a wide range of features, the most useful being its budgeting tools, which lie front and center when you log in. Mint automatically categorizes transactions from linked credit and debit cards and tracks them against a budget you can tweak and customize to your needs.


As the name implies, PocketGuard can help guard you against spending too much. This budgeting app links to all of your financial accounts and helps you track your spending compared to your budget throughout the month. This app is one of the easiest to set up and connect to your bank accounts. It tracks how much you're earning, follow what you're spending on recurring bills and everyday expenses, and keeps an eye on deposits into your savings account. The app even has a feature to help you track each individual bill and find opportunities to save.


Formerly known as Easy Envelope Budget Aid, Goodbudget is a perfect option for couples or business partners that want to budget together. It uses the familiar envelope budgeting philosophy to power your proactive budget for all of your bills and spending. Because you can share and sync budgets with budgeting partners across the iPhone and Android spectrum, it is great for couples with shared finances, but its also a helpful tool for those budgeting solo, as well.

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